Groundbreaking Study Delivers Unprecedented Insight into the Emergency, Trauma, and Transport Nursing Workforce

June 3, 2019 Alexandria, Va.-- The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is pleased to announce the release of the Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Study, commissioned by the MedEvac Foundation International and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), in collaboration with STN, the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). In addition to documenting the current state of the emergency, trauma, and transport nursing workforce as a whole, this landmark study delivers a deeper understanding of the characteristics and issues facing emergency, trauma and transport nurses. “STN is proud to partner with the MedEvac Foundation, BCEN, ASTNA, and ENA on this groundbreaking study,” said STN executive director, Stephanie Czuhajewski, MPH. “This partnership exemplifies STN’s commitment to promote opportunities for trauma nurses and to advance optimal patient care across the trauma continuum. It has been an honor to work on this project with known leaders who share STN’s vision the for the nursing workforce.”

The MedEvac Foundation, STN, and partner organizations worked with the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) to collect, analyze, and synthesize multiple sources of data, [including both existing databases and a direct survey of practicing nurses across the emergency/trauma/transport spectrum] to gather information on the current state of the workforce and expected changes to it over the next five to ten years. Although several sources already document information on the national nursing workforce overall, until now, none has provided detailed information on the population of nurses in the emergency, trauma, and transport spectrum--information such as geographical location, age, work environment, experience, and career goals. Without this information, it is difficult to understand the composition of the current workforce and accurately project the types and amount of resources necessary to meet the demand for emergency, trauma, and transport nursing services now and in the future.

“Emergency care can, and typically does, affect everyone in their lifetime. We’re very excited to support the nursing community and the long-ranging effects this study will have on emergency, trauma, and transport medicine as a whole.” Said Rick Sherlock, CEO of MedEvac Foundation International.

About the Society of Trauma Nurses
The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) is dedicated to ensuring optimal trauma care to all people across the globe and across the trauma continuum. STN provides advocacy, education, leadership training, and networking opportunities for trauma nurses, in an environment that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and inclusion. For more information, visit www.traumanurses.org.

About MedEvac Foundation International
Founded by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the MedEvac Foundation International is dedicated to identifying and promoting air medical and critical care transport best practices and improvements worldwide. The Foundation funds research and disseminates safety, patient care, and operational resources throughout the industry via the web, educational presentations, and printed publications. For additional information, visit the Foundation's web site at www.medevacfoundation.org.